Elevation: 10,205 ft
This peak is not in the book. Derek Percoski provided the photos and route information. Updated August 2020
This occasionally climbed 10,000-foot Sawtooth peak is located due south of the west end of Toxaway Lake and NNW of Snowyside Peak. Derek Percoski reports “Over the years out of the thousands of backpackers that come to the area, each peak probably receives its share of adventurous visitors who point up and say “let’s climb that tomorrow!” In this case, I even found a dainty cairn that had to have been placed this year. It sure didn’t look like it could survive a winter, let alone a 6.5 earthquake.” USGS Snowyside Peak
Primary access is from the Alice Lake/Toxaway Lake Loop [(A)(4)(a) Page 206].
East Face, Class 3 by Derek Percoski
There are plenty of potential scrambling options for this peak to make it a fun challenge to climb it your own way. I came up from the east and down the south side. The south face is an easier route, but also the loosest and a long way from any TH. The south ridge seems like a great option–you would just need to circle around the summit when you got close. I would love to return and try out the northwest face. The summit has a large lounging deck topped with a simple 7′ bouldering problem to reach the true highpoint.